POTD: After lunch

Stall owner washing and packing up utensils after the lunch rush, Kuala Lumpur. Down some grimy, dirty, little back alley whose name has been long forgotten by all except those whose lives revolve around there. Beautiful light from the holes in the roof and gaps between the buildings, though.

Leica M-Monochrom, 35/1.4 ASPH FLE. Look out for my full review (in three parts) starting from tomorrow.


  1. You’re recording history! I do hope that you will keep hold of your files for future generations.

    Every time I visit KL (which seems to be about once a decade) the entire feel of the city centre changes. Gone are the shops selling mostly rice and cooking oil, now replaced by convenience stores, jewellery shops and boutiques. On my last visit, last year, even the street stalls seemed to be far less abundant than previously; perhaps there will be none left on my next visit!

    • Thank you. I don’t think it’s as obvious to a regular resident as an infrequent visitor, but I definitely feel that the more a city develops, the more of a standardized, big-box retail feel the whole place develops. It’s quite characterless, really – I can find the same shops and eateries here as I do in London or Sydney. And that’s a shame, in many ways.

  2. Nice. Really nice. It reminds me of a 50’s television show…tie appears to have stood still. The B/W highlights the rectangular and square-ish planes, each of a different tone or shade of grey. The fact that the man’s back is to the camera only reinforces the overall feeling. Well done, Ming. Well done.

  3. I. Can’t. Wait.

    🙂 Nice teaser, btw.

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